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  • International Rivers NewsStream

    The International Rivers campaign in the Amazon got a lift when a lawsuit in Brazil delayed a destructive dam project that was on fast track, and we're setting the record straight about who's likely to benefit from the Inga 3 Dam on the Congo River. Our State of the World's Rivers interactive online database brings all these issues together and continues to make a case for global river protection. Read on for the full stories.

    World Calls for a Clean Energy Future at Cimate March 

    This week, hundreds of thousands of people around the world assembled to call on our leaders to take action on climate change. Zachary Hurwitz attended the People's Climate March in New York on Sunday, as well as the UN Climate Summit. Together with our partners, we brought our message to keep dirty energy out of the Green Climate Fund. Read Zach's blog about the People's Climate March and our efforts to make sure "green finance" protects rivers and those who depend on them.

     

  • Save The Frogs! Coming october events

    October 2nd, 2014: Berkeley, CA
    Wine, Cheese & Frogs at the SAVE THE FROGS! Education Center. 7pm-9pm

    What do wine, cheese, and frogs have in common? People love 'em! Come learn all about frogs, check out our collection of frog art from around the world and enjoy goblets of frog-themed libations. Don't know a lick about toads? Just ask the hosts. SAVE THE FROGS! Founder Dr. Kerry Kriger will give a presentation on amphibian conservation, featuring frog photos from around the world, from 730pm-830pm. The event is free though donations are appreciated. All money raised will benefit frogs, salamanders, newts, toads, and our Bay Area wetlands restoration efforts. Come on by the SAVE THE FROGS! Education Center at 2524 San Pablo Avenue (corner of Dwight Way), Berkeley, CA 94702!

  • Wetlands Construction Workshops in California: Register Now

    SAVE THE FROGS! invites you to attend our Wetlands Construction Workshops October 14th, 2014 in Shingle Springs, CA (east of Sacramento) and October 15th & 16th, 2014 in the San Francisco Bay Area. Habitat destruction is the number one cause of amphibian population declines worldwide and the majority of America's wetlands have been destroyed or modified. Constructing wetlands is a fantastic way to ensure that amphibians have a home in which to live and breed. At these workshops, we will teach you how to build wetlands and together we will build an actual wetland. We will train you in the art of wetlands creation so that you can incorporate this valuable habitat creation mechanism into your ecological toolbox. The knowledge you gain at this workshop will set you on the path to constructing wetlands for wildlife in your part of the world. We welcome students, environmental educators, ecological consultants, wildlife managers and private landowners. The workshops will be led by Tom Biebighauser, the world's premiere wetlands construction expert and SAVE THE FROGS!
     
  • Child's Dream Project News

    Health
    Malaria Control Programme – a good example of venture philanthropy

    Child’s Dream often engages with smaller initiatives in their early stage of development or in their pilot phase. Once we can see the impact of the initiative, we then help our partners to scale their work and to build up their capacity in order to reach more beneficiaries. Seven years ago we started to support a small pilot of the Malaria Control Programme covering just 4,000 villagers across the border in Kayin State in Myanmar. Over the years we gradually supported the Karen Department of Health and Welfare (KDHW) to expand their geographical coverage to allow more villagers to benefit from the programme’s malaria prevention and treatment activities. At the same time we collaborated with Community Partners International (CPI) to provide technical health support and capacity building to KDHW. Last year the programme covered over 50,000 villagers and its tremendous achievements, especially its reduction of the malaria prevalence rate, are well documented. With the democratisation process in Myanmar and the lifting of sanctions, international aid agencies and larger international NGOs have started to set up shop in Myanmar and to seek potential local partners to implement their mandates. KDHW was an ideal candidate and in 2013 CPI and KDHW were awarded grants by the Three Millennium Development Goal Fund (3MDG) to fight malaria in Myanmar. We are delighted about this outcome since it truly represents our ideas of venture philanthropy. We also expect to hand over the funding of other health initiatives in the coming months.

  • Wildlife Conservation Expo 2014

    The world's leading wildlife conservationists will come together in San Francisco to share their stories of saving wildlife around the world with you at the annual Wildlife Conservation Expo.
     
  • IPDTC Autumn Training Courses

    The International Peace and Development Training Center provides experts, senior goverment leadership, professionals, policy makers and practitioners with the most advanced training and professional development opportunities in the field. From October - December 2014 we will be hosting 3 Programmes at the IPDTC Global Academy including Designing Peacebuilding Programmes, one of the world's leading trainings / professional workshops for agencies and organisations to improve programme strategy, design and implementation; and two programmes on Prevention in November/December: “Developing and Applying Early Warning and Early Response Systems” and “Making Prevention Work". Participants will include middle to senior leadership and experts from agencies, organisations, governments and institutions around the world. Participants applying for two or more programmes will receive a 10% discount from the training fees. Special group rates for delegations are also available. 

  • Aleteo #124: Colombian Conservation news

    Hope for the last lowland Bears in Colombia.

    Recent records of the spectacled bear in ProAves reserves warn about the need to conserve the rainforests with the creation and strengthening of protected areas and the inclusion of the surrounding community.

     

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    In the distant Colombian Orinoco, an educational venue replicates ProAves biological based education

     

    In rural based educational venue, Policarpa Salvarrieta in el Anzuelo, Meta, Luis Alberto Pallares teacher and his rector Jairo Novoa, have shown that the remoteness and lack of resources are not an excuse to manage school activities aimed at conservation.

     

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  • 7000 Safe Stoves For Darfur Refugee Mothers

    A personal message from Mastora Bakhiet, Founder of Darfur Women Networ I am calling upon you to support Darfur Women Network. If we raise $5000 during September, we can become a “Partner,” and secure a permanent spot on the GlobalGiving website. Working in partnership with them, we can bring much more awareness to the ongoing plight of women refugees from Darfur. Women in the refugee camps risk their lives daily, so they can get firewood from outside the safety of the camp. As a woman from Darfur myself, I believe that Darfuri Refugees can help determine why traditional stoves are still used despite their known risks. Once we work with the camp mothers to understand what they need in a cooking stove, we can provide them with a method of safe cooking, education, and the materials they need to succeed. By freeing them from hazardous wood gathering and laborious cooking, we can help women in the camps realize their lives can open to more than housework. Helping them establish alternative sources of income will bring them greater financial sufficiency and empower these women who have been marginalized. They will begin to recognize that we, as women, are powerful enough to make homes in the camp, and make our world a better place. With your support, Darfur Women Network will have an opportunity to protect and empower refugee women and girls who are survivors of genocide from my region, Darfur, Sudan. Since I began Darfur Women Network in 2007, 100% of the money donated to has gone straight to the projects to benefit the women and girls there and immigrants in the USA. All work has been done on a volunteer basis. Empowering these women and girls is my passion.